Posted by jones on February 23rd, 2018 | 8 comments
Dear Friends and Family,
We have been so grateful for your continued support, both in prayer and financially, over the last almost 13 years. We have been so thankful for the encouragement you have given us.
As many of you know we have been in a time of waiting. In the Spring of 2017 our daughter was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. This caused us to ask for a second year of home assignment so that we could assess what she would need to succeed in school. This last year has been a great year of schooling for Jenna. Sarah has been able to tutor her with a very successful dyslexia curriculum. And yet we’ve become increasingly aware of the fact that it will be an on-going struggle for her, not something that will be “fixed” by tutoring. We have also seen her thrive as she is able to do everything in one language. We now realize how frustrating it was for her to have to navigate two languages- something we weren’t aware of until we were no longer in that situation.
In January God lead us to the point of making a decision about future ministry. We believe His next step for us is to step down from our position with C&MA International Ministries as of the end of June. We have been grateful to been given the opportunity to serve in this capacity and will miss so much about our lives as overseas missionaries. At the same time, we are excited to see what God has for us next. We hope that you will pray with us that He will reveal His plan for us soon.
So what does this look like for us? In June we will end our scheduled speaking engagements with the C&MA at the SEEK event in Eastern Pennsylvania. We will then hop on a plane and head to Berlin where we will pack up our belongings and say goodbye to our friends. Please be in prayer that the details for this trip, both logistically and financially, will work out smoothly. Pray also for our time with our friends there, as we say our goodbyes, at least for a time.
Again we are so grateful for your continued support for us over the years. God is on the move, and we are excited to see how He will use us in the coming years here in the USA.
Thanks for being a part of our team!
In His Grip,
Don, Sarah, Dane and Jenna Jones